Kate Smith (1907-1986) Singer. Smith became well known for her rendition “God Bless America”. She had a radio, television, and recording career spanning five decades, which reached its pinnacle in the 1940s. She became known as “The Songbird of the South”8” x 10” black and white, matte finish, photograph signed, after her enduring popularity during World War II. 8” x 10” black and white, matte finish, photograph signed, “To ‘Two’ good friends Eddie and Fanny Sincerely Kate Smith 1933”.